I have tried to keep up with posts on this thread but I must have missed the post where the mind control advocates posted the Watchtower quotes on mental regulating of children. Mental means "mind" and regulating means "control". Or don't the advocates see those verses as support for their case?
*** w01 5/15 p. 22 Building a Spiritually Strong Family ***
5 Teaching your children to love Jehovah begins with your own love for him. A strong love for God will move you to follow all his instructions faithfully. This includes bringing children up ?in the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah.? (Ephesians 6:4) God counsels parents to set the example for their children, to communicate with them, and to teach them. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 states: ?You must love Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your vital force. And these words that I am commanding you today must prove to be on your heart; and you must inculcate them in your son and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.? By frequent admonition and repetition, you can inculcate God?s commandments in your children. Thus, your offspring will sense the love you have for Jehovah and, in turn, will be influenced to develop a closeness to him as well.?
*** w01 6/15 p. 16 Do Not Become Forgetful Hearers ***
15 We too would have no valid excuse if we were to become forgetful hearers. In the Scriptures, we have direction from God regarding many areas of life. For example, Jehovah?s Word specifically condemns the practice of borrowing and not paying back. (Psalm 37:21) Children are commanded to be obedient to their parents, and fathers are expected to bring up their children in the ?mental-regulating of Jehovah.? (Ephesians 6:1-4) Single Christians are instructed to marry ?only in the Lord,? and married servants of God are told: ?Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.? (1 Corinthians 7:39; Hebrews 13:4) If we are determined not to become forgetful hearers, we will take these and other directives from God very seriously and will comply with them.
*** w01 7/1 pp. 12-13 Share in the Joy of Giving! ***
3 Yes, just as Jehovah and Jesus rejoice in imparting spiritual gifts, Christians do also. The apostle Paul found joy in the knowledge that he had helped others learn the truth of God?s Word. To the congregation in Thessalonica, he wrote: ?What is our hope or joy or crown of exultation?why, is it not in fact you??before our Lord Jesus at his presence? You certainly are our glory and joy.? (1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20) In like manner the apostle John, referring to his spiritual children, wrote: ?No greater cause for thankfulness do I have than these things, that I should be hearing that my children go on walking in the truth.? (3 John 4) Think, too, of the joy there is in aiding our own children to become our spiritual children! Raising children in ?the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah? is an expression of love on the part of parents. (Ephesians 6:4) Parents thereby show that they are concerned about their young ones? eternal welfare. When these respond, parents experience great joy and satisfaction.
*** w01 10/1 p. 8 Imitate Jehovah When Training Your Children ***
2 Why do parents have trouble rearing their children? A major reason is that we are living in ?the last days,? and ?critical times hard to deal with? are here. (2 Timothy 3:1) In addition, ?the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up,? states the Bible. (Genesis 8:21) And youths are especially vulnerable to the attacks of Satan, who like ?a roaring lion? preys on the inexperienced. (1 Peter 5:8) Obstacles certainly abound for Christian parents, who set out to bring up their children ?in the discipline and mental-regulating of Jehovah.? (Ephesians 6:4) How can parents help their children to grow up to be mature worshipers of Jehovah, able to distinguish ?both right and wrong???Hebrews 5:14.
3 ?Foolishness is tied up with the heart of a boy,? observed wise King Solomon. (Proverbs 13:1; 22:15) To rid their hearts of such foolishness, young ones require loving correction from their parents. Youths, though, do not always welcome such correction. In fact, they often resent counsel regardless of who gives it. Parents, therefore, must learn to ?train up a boy according to the way for him.? (Proverbs 22:6) When children take hold on such discipline, it can mean life to them. (Proverbs 4:13) How vital that parents know what is involved in training their young ones!
Discipline?What It Means
4 For fear of being accused of abuse?physical, verbal, or emotional?some parents shy away from correcting their children. We need not harbor such fears. The word ?discipline? as used in the Bible does not imply any kind of abuse or cruelty. The Greek word for ?discipline? primarily relates to instruction, education, correction and, at times, firm but loving chastisement.